Hallmon hearing from Purdue

Miami (Fla.) cornerback Deion Hallmon is hearing from Purdue. Boiler Sports Report offers the latest on the Sunshine State standout's recruitment, including what his plans are for summer visits and more.

At first, it was Danny Hope's coaching staff pushing Deion Hallmon to Purdue. Now, Darrell Hazell and his assistants have turned it up a notch.

Even through a coaching change, Purdue has stayed in steady contact with Deion Hallmon.

"They still like me the same way the old staff did," Hallmon said of Purdue's new coaches. "The new staff has kept it going."

Hallmon, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback from Cypress Bay (Fla.) High School, holds offers from Purdue, Indiana, Temple and Wake Forest, and has also added interest from Kentucky, Miami, North Carolina and West Virginia.

The recruiting process has been especially busy for Hallmon, who has received interest from all over the country. He's working to manage all logistics of the chaotic course.

"It takes up a lot of time and it's stressful," Hallmon said. "It's one school then another school. Every day, there's new stuff going through my head. Coaches telling me about their programs offers, visits, it's kind of crazy."

Hallmon has been in contact with several Purdue coaches, but mainly his lead recruiter, Ruben Carter. He speaks about everything from Purdue's future to his hopes from the right school.

While Hallmon has seen many changes at the Purdue, he maintains his stance on the program.

"Purdue, they're a good team," he said. "They're kind of young, still working, It wouldn't be a bad school if I picked it."

Hallmon is hoping to set several visits for the summer—that after a busy schedule this spring kept him from college campuses. No summer visits have been set just yet. The cornerback says a variety of factors will make his decision, but none being more important than academics.

"That would be my backup plan if football doesn't work out," he said of searching for a job after school. "When trying to get a job, they can see I went to a great school."

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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